Asia championship: Saina, Sindhu in quarters

By Agency Published on Apr 27, 2018 03:05 PM IST

Wuhan: Commonwealth Games gold medallist Saina Nehwal and Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu produced dominating performance to progress to the women’s singles quarterfinals of Badminton Asia Championship.

Top seed Kidambi Srikanth and world No. 10 H S Prannoy also advanced to the last eight stage in men’s singles.

Saina, a London Olympics bronze medallist, continued her impressive run as she kept a tight leash on China’s Gao Fangjie, outwitting her 21-18 21-8 in a 40-minute clash. The former world No. 1 will now face unseeded Korean Lee Jang Mi, who saw off Thailand’s former world champion Ratchanok Intanon.

Third seed Sindhu, who won a silver at the Commonwealth Games, notched up a commanding 21-12 21-15 win over another Chinese Chen Xiaoxin in another pre-quarter-final match.

She will take on either seventh seed Korean Sung Ji Hyun or Thailand’s Busanan Ongbamrungphan next.